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Thresholds of Time and Space

Arshia Sattar

A finely delineated and sharply observed story of a middle-class Delhi family during Partition, by Geetanjali Shree and translated by Daisy Rockwell, wins the International Booker Prize. A first for a translation from India

‘Character means everything to me in my writing,’ says Monica Ali

Monica Ali’s new novel deals with love and betrayal, race and gender. She speaks to Nandini Nair about interrogating stereotypes

Abhilash Tomy: The Solitary Sailor

Abhilash Tomy relives his 151-day, nonstop, solo journey circumnavigating the globe

Vinod Rai: A Defining Innings

Vinod Rai recounts his 33-month stint at BCCI with a ring of authenticity

A Political Lifejacket

The government’s motivation behind planning in India is far more interesting than the economic idea of planning

Begin Again

What happens when 13 people quit societal norms and live on a deserted island for 25 years?

Memories of a Different Country

Arun Shourie’s memoir revisits the biggest stories of the 1980s from the vantage point of a newsroom

‘Mindwandering Is Where Creative Thinking Happens’

Cognitive neuroscientist Moshe Bar’s new book tells us to think broader to feel better. The author in conversation with Tasneem Pocketwala

The Transformers

Successful innovation goes beyond technology, to include commerce and policy

The Normality of Evil

Upamanyu Chatterjee’s seventh novel opens with the discovery of a dead body in a park. He speaks to Nandini Nair about creating crafty characters and the villainy principle

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